Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday Nights Cutlery Corner: Abalone...Endangered Species And Soon To Be Banned Just Like Ivory

"Abalone kin (can) only be found in two places on earth and they are getting rarer and rarer to find, so git your abalone handled knaahf (knife) before they become too illegal to git (get) anymore."

Todd Boone

"Alls I know is that the prace (price) is going up every week and I do agree that its only a matter of tahm (time) before there is no more abaloney* left to make knaaaahf (knife) handles. First there was ivory and now abalone." 

Mr. James A. Frost

The haliotid (abalone) family has a worldwide distribution, along the coastal waters of every continent, except the Atlantic coast of South America, the Caribbean, and the East Coast of the United States.

The majority of abalone species are found in cold waters, off the Southern Hemisphere coasts of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia, and Western North America and Japan in the Northern Hemisphere.

I am forwarding the above Wikipedia information to Frost Cutlery, so that Mr. James A. Frost may pass it along to his Chinese, Pakistani, and East Indian knife manufacturers, who, it would seem, are of the opinion that abalone shell is rare, getting rarer, and soon to be banned.

Nothing could be farther from the truth, so I'm 100% certain that Mr. Frost will be pleased as punch to learn the truth, and may then direct Todd Boone to stop telling viewers of Cutlery Corner that they'd better get some quick before they're all gone.

*Abalone is indeed correctly pronounced abaloney. Something Mr. Boone never does, but then again Mr. Boone rarely pronounces anything correctly, so it was good to hear Mr. Frost teaching him a much needed English lesson. 

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